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PARHELION - Midnight Sun

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Cyclic Law 30th Cycle
Release Year: 2010
Note: first album by newcomer from Canada, being inspired by the physis & mysticism of the Northern Landscapes; very spacious melancholic polydrones & ambience, often based on guitar-sounds... definitely to discover !
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"Canada's Parhelion first full length album "Midnight Sun" is collection of sonic reflections on the natural geography and harsh climate of the arctic terrain. Perhaps more so, it is also a meditation on the sacred quality of this mysterious land and man's relationship to it. Inspired both by the physical beauty as well as the mystic spirit which shrouds the northern landscapes, the album is the culmination of several years of studio experimentation and sound exploration. Blending guitar drones, icy synth pads and environmental sounds, "Midnight Sun" attempts to convey the solemn spirit of awe and reverence for the great white north through the use of sound and texture.
Edition of 1000 copies in 6 panel Digipack.
12 Tracks. Running Time 60:00." [label info]


"From Canada we get the debut album by Parhelion, of whom no other information is forthcoming. Canada, an immense, empty country and parts covered by a vast amount of snow. That is the inspiration for the music of Parhelion. At his (her?) disposal we find a bunch of guitars, synthesizers and environmental sounds and Parhelion has been going for a few years to gather the know-how to produce this music. The twelve tracks that span a good hour of music of a highly atmospheric nature. Glacial like, obviously, this is well produced dark ambient music with a small touch of light lurking over the horizon - out there. Maybe one would have expected some all 'light' music, but its midnight sun - almost dark, almost night but never quite so, really. Instruments and field recordings blend together in a great way, melting together (to stay with the ice references). The overall production of this music is great. Very dark, but emotional, intense and beautiful." [FdW/Vital Weekly]